February 16, 2022

Asian Salad

I hope everyone had an awesome Valentine's Day! I got to spend mine with one of my favorite little monkeys while his parents hit the wild game... isn't he cute!?

This salad is a copy cat from one that I ate in California that I just loved. I ordered an asian salad, didn't think much about it, because let's me honest salads aren't really my thing. I ate the first bite of this salad and my face lit up like a Christmas tree because I knew exactly what the dressing was - and it was spicy! This must be the key to me actually eating an entire salad, because I had every single bite. And it's not like I was hungry - oh no, we were on vacation, we had basically eaten all day! I knew that when I got home I was going to make my own version!

This is something good to make if you are in a rut with a series of typical salads - this is anything but a typical salad, and it's so good!

Dark leaf lettuce, about two handfuls
Sesame seeds, about a teaspoon sprinkled over the top
Handful of unsalted cashews, roughly chopped
Oranges - mandarin would be ideal, but I had a normal orange and just cut out the segments

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sriracha
1 lime wedge, squeezed over the top - optional

The dressing is salty and spicy - if it's too salty for you ad about a teaspoon of water at a time until you reach the taste you want. Need more protein? Add chicken!



Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray (Soon to be Rachel Cooks) said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious! And what a cutie he is!

Becky Schmitz said... [Reply to comment]

OMG that little boy is soooo adorable and cute!

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